Friday, 9 December 2011

Doing Right: A Practical Guide to Ethics for Medical Trainees and Physicians

Disclaimer: No, I have not been sponsored at all for those post. Though, I'd be quite shocked if I ever were asked to sponsor anything... maybe Nikes running shoes? I think you have to be fit to sport those. Which, I mean I'm small, but fit I am not. Hm... maybe there's still time for that? But Christmas is coming, so I don't know how much of a possibility being "fit" is for me in the upcoming weeks! Not that I could become an all star athlete in the next couple of weeks anyway. But, I mean if I did, then would Nike want to sponsor me? Ever? Hmm...

Okay enough rambling! And onto the post.

I've been recommended the book, "Doing Right" written by Philip C. H├ębert, to read prior to the interview. Here's where you can find the book if you are interested:

Amazon has a great deal right now: $60.71CAD and free shipping!

That was the Canadian deal. Lucky Americans get it for even cheaper ($54.50 USD) through Amazon:

Sounds pretty good to me. And it is the latest edition. 
Maybe it will make me into a more ethical person. 


  1. Hope it's useful to you :)

    Don't stress out too much about ethics.. UBC is MMI right? Anyway, I didn't read up on anything, just went on instinct. There is no right or wrong answer - as long as you can defend your position and also see why the other position could be good too. A friend and me both got in, and we answered in opposite directions.

  2. Hmm I have heard conflicting things, Michelle, from UBC med interviewees. Some say scrap the book, others say I would be crazy not to get it. I'm going to see what it's about first. Not sure how much it will help like you said, but because so many UBC med students suggested it to me, I am hopeful I can gain something from it :)
    That, and I want to prep but no one wants to prep with me right now haha.

  3. Haha! I don't see how it could hurt :)

  4. You can teach someone ethics, but you can't teach them to be an ethical person.

  5. Medaholic,
    Well phrased.
    I dont really think the book will make me "more ethical" -- that was me being a bit silly. But I do hope that from the book I can see better how ethics are applied in a medical setting. I have worked in a neurology clinic for little over 1 year, so seeing my supervisor and her interactions with dementia patients each day has broadened my scope.
    Maybe one cannot become more ethical through reading a book, but one can understand what ethics is and how it is applied.

    Thanks for the comment.


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